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Friern Barnet Photo Archive

Baptist Church, New Southgate
The Friern Barnet Photo Archive
Baptist Church, New Southgate

Church and adjacent houses in Grove Road destroyed in bombing in 1941
Picture added on 23 September 2009 at 11:41
Comments:
Oh dear! this picture shows far more damage than I realised! The organ was at the far end so maybe, as I believe, it mostly survived.
Added by Liz Luxmore, nee Whitehead. on 17 April 2013
This photo is probably of the damaged church hall, rather than the church building itself.
Added by Mary Bowes(née Howells) on 19 November 2013
It was the original church which was later used as a hall after the 'new' church was built.
Added by Philip Dawton on 27 July 2014
The Baptists came every Sunday morning to worship with us, the Methodists, for several years after the bombing of the church. My father was the organist at the Baptists... Clifford John Whtehead, ARCM, no less. My parents were living apart so he was considerate enough not to come with them, as my mother was the choirmistress at the Methodist church! His main concern was the survival of ',his' organ, and indeed it did survive, I believe he did a lot of work to protect it from the elements! Iremember going to a service in the restored Baptist Church soon after war, though date eludes me. I believe it was a celebration of the reopening. The Church has now been turned into flats, though the façade remains. The Methodist church was sold to Sikhs, and now has a golden dome! At least it is still being used for worship. On a recent visit I saw that the High Road now has no shops, just blocks of flats. The house and beautiful garden of 'Langtoft', the home of our good friends Tom and Agnes Stebbings, has gone completely, as has the Undertakers' shop and the Northern Star pub, which stood on either side of our Methodist Church.!
Added by Liz Luxmore(formerly Whitehead) on 29 July 2014
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